Archive for May, 2014

National Trails Day Hike offered by D&R Greenway Land Trust

May 7, 2014

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites the public to join staff and volunteers for a  National Trails Day Hike, Saturday, June 7. Several more nature walks take place over the next few months. (www.drgreenway.org/walks.htm).

National Trails Day Celebration at Pryde’s Point
Co-hosted with Blue Ridge Mountain Sports

Saturday, June 7
10:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Deb Brockway, D&R Greenway Volunteer and Trail Crew Leader

Every year on the first Saturday in June, organizations around the country celebrate National Trails Day with outdoor activities.  Join us for a walk on our Pryde’s Point Trail to celebrate this year! The trail begins at one of the highest points in Hunterdon County and loops about 1 mile down to Alexauken Creek, providing a connection with the Alexauken Creek Wildlife Management Area.

Location: West Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, NJ
Stony Brook Adventure & Family Picnic
Co-hosted with the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association

Tuesday, July 8
5:30 – 7:30pm
Leader: Jeff Hoagland, Educational Director, SBMWA
Cost: $5 per person

Join us for our annual family picnic and naturalist-led walk along the Stony Brook.  Bring your dinner (drinks and desserts provided) to enjoy a picnic on the terrace and then explore the brook! The walk will introduce you to aquatic plants and animals (bring your water-friendly shoes!), and teach you about vital ecological stream functions.

Location: Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

Meadow Restoration at Cadwalader ParkDate TBA: Mid to late summer
Leader: Diana Raichel, Conservation Biologist, D&R Greenway

At Cadwalader Park in Trenton, we’ve turned an old animal paddock into a native meadow!  This streambank and meadow restoration project (pictured right) improves water quality, increases biodiversity and provides environmental education opportunities for the local community. Join us to learn about our restoration techniques and outreach efforts.

Location: Cadwalader Drive, Trenton, NJ 08618

More hikes are slated this summer and fall.

From D&R Greenway: http://www.drgreenway.org/walks.htm

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